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 Thomas Levi “Tom” Shannon

Thomas Levi “Tom” Shannon

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 28 Apr 1960 (aged 20)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot L, 108, 7
Memorial ID 131855 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
May 1, 1960
page 10D


Midvale - Thomas Levi Shannon (Jones) S.N., 20, 135 Wasatch St., Midvale, was drowned Thursday when a cable broke, and he struck his head against the side of a ship and fell into the ocean at San Diego, Calif.
The youth, a seaman in U.S. Navy aboard the USS Kearsage, was working on a scaffolding on the side of the ship when the accident occurred.
He was born in Salt Lake City Nov. 26, 1939, to Edward and Emma Jenkins Shannon. He attended Midvale Public Schools and Jordan High School. He entered the U.S. Navy at San Diego in November, 1956. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Surviving are his mother and stepfather, William W. Jones; sisters, Lynnette May Jones and Mrs. Ernest (Arlene) Allgood Jr.; half-brothers and half-sisters, William Henry, James Robert, Beatrice Carol, Daisy Bell, Mary Ann, Jessie Melissia Jones; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Levi Jenkins, all of Midvale.
The Salt Lake Tribune
Wednesday, May 4, 1960
page 30

JONES - Funeral services for Thomas Levi Shannon Jones will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., in the Midvale Second Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State, Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday at the family home, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Burial Midvale City Cemetery. Goff Mortuary, funeral directors.


Tom and I were writing to each other when he was in the Navy. The letters I had gotten from him were so sweet. The last letter that I received from Tom Said "Don't let anything happen to you before I get home" It was only a week or two later when I got the news that Tommy had died in an accident. I often wonder what would have happened if that were not the case. I believe my life would have turned out a different way. I miss you Tommy and will always love you.

I knew all of Tom's brothers and sisters and his parents. I was close friends with Lynnette and Carol.

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  • Maintained by: Esther Kinder
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131855
  • Esther Kinder
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Levi “Tom” Shannon (26 Nov 1939–28 Apr 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131855, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Esther Kinder (contributor 47944192) .